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4 free stock screeners to find investment ideas from all over the world

‘What do you usually use to screen for companies?’ This is one of the most frequent questions we get from our readers and attendees of our Dividend Machines and Investment Quadrant courses. When Warren Buffett started out in 1951, he had to go through 20,000 pages of Moody’s Manuals page by page to look for […]

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10 things we learned from the 2018 CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust AGM

Malaysian REITs have endured a stormy period in the past 2-3 months since February due to the election fever, rising interest rates, and uncertainty in the global economy. Share prices of almost all Malaysian REITs have dropped around 20% to 40% from their peak last year — especially retail REITs which face intense competition from […]

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15 things to know about CapitaLand Commercial Trust before you invest

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) was listed on 11 May 2004 as the first commercial REIT on the SGX. It invests in a portfolio of 10 commercial properties in Singapore worth S$10.4 billion as of 31 December 2017 and, hence, remains the largest commercial REIT in the country. In this article, I’ll bring a detailed account […]

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7 things I learned from Warren Buffett’s 2017 letter to Berkshire shareholders

It’s around that time of year again when Warren Buffett releases his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. (Buffett has been writing his annual letters since 1965 and you can read his past letters here.) I shared 14 things I learned from Buffett’s 2016 annual letter the previous year (and the year before that). This […]

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5 management red flags you need to watch out for before you invest in a stock

Honest and competent. Those are the traits Warren Buffett looks for in management before investing in a business. Managers must have integrity, intelligence, and the skill to allocate capital. They must have the ability to think like owners — to create value long-term shareholder value by reinvesting in existing operations, acquire businesses at reasonable prices, […]

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Sasseur REIT IPO – 5 key things you need to know before you invest

Singapore’s REIT market will soon welcome a new member – Sasseur Real Estate Investment Trust – which will become the very first ‘outlet mall’ REIT to be listed in Asia. Just two weeks ago, Sasseur REIT lodged its prospectus with the MAS for an initial public offering of 13.8 million shares to the public at […]

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6 ways to reduce your monthly expenses… without compromising on your lifestyle

While I was thinking up ideas for this article on how to save money, I realized that there were already a lot of tips out there on the Internet to help you save on your monthly expenses, but almost all of them required you to ditch your car, ditch your holidays and ditch your kids (in no […]

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11 things to know about CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust before you invest

CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust (CMMT) was listed on 16 July 2010 as one of the largest pure-play shopping mall REITs in Malaysia. At that time, it had an initial portfolio of three retail malls valued at RM2.13 billion. Since then, CMMT has enlarged its portfolio to five retail malls and an office building valued at […]

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Top 3 Hong Kong REITs that made you money if you invested from their IPOs

Owing to a scarcity of land and strong demand, Hong Kong is considered one of the world’s most expensive cities to own property. However, this also means that Hong Kong is also one of the best places to invest in property. But how much is one residential property in Hong Kong? For a one-bedroom apartment […]

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